Monday, 27 January 2014

Pizza With a Cauliflower Base

Pizza! Need I say more? I could live off the stuff I love it that much! Unfortunately my stomach is not as big of a fan as my taste buds are. Not having pizza in my life regularly is a very sad reality that I could never accept. Luckily I don't have to!

I had heard about cauliflower based pizzas in the past, but a lot of recipes called for cheese to bind it together. While that would be a tasty option, it wouldn't be a happy one for my stomach either. This recipe from Green Kitchen Stories uses eggs and almond flour to make the pizza dough. If you are vegan, don't fret! There is an option for that too! 

I am glad my boyfriend and I tag teamed this recipe, because it was pretty labour intensive. We decided to double the recipe because we feared there wouldn't be enough for leftovers. Boy were we wrong! There was enough food for us and two lunches each. Thank you pizza gods!

I didn't have a food processor, so I used my Vitamix blender to make the cauli-FLOUR (pun intended). It worked great, except I had to do it in very small batches on a low setting because I didn't want to make a cauliflower smoothie. The only other modifications we made to this recipe is that we added chili flakes to the crust for a little extra zing. When I make this recipe again (and their will be a next time), I would make half the amount of tomato sauce because there was A LOT left. Either that or give it to some of my friends so they could skip a step in the pizza making adventure. To save time, you could also cheat and buy your tomato sauce.

I am in love with this recipe! The basil & lemon sauce is everything I hoped it would be. A little warning: It is not the kind of pizza that you pick up and eat, because it would fall apart. You will have to use a fork. That did not matter to me though because I enjoyed the flavors so much. It was better than a lot of pizzas I have eaten in my lifetime! I can't wait to make it again with different toppings! The options are endless!

Have an awesome day!

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